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Bridges are a natural-looking solution for a missing tooth or teeth. At Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry, all of our bridges are custom-made to fit each patient. A great-fitting bridge can replace an area of missing tooth as well as stabilize the surrounding teeth and bite.
Dental bridges are a natural-looking solution for a missing tooth or to replace multiple teeth. At Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry, each bridge is custom-made to fit each patient. A great-fitting bridge can replace an area of missing tooth as well as stabilize the surrounding teeth and correct bite problems. If you have missing teeth, including front teeth, a dental bridge can help restore the appearance and the function of your teeth.
As its name suggests, this item bridges the gap between the missing tooth or teeth and the surrounding, exisiting teeth with one or more artificial, or false teeth. A teeth bridge is typically made of dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth that support the false tooth and is cemented into place. Contact our dentists in Gainesville, FL, to find out if a dental bridge can benefit your oral health and life and to schedule a dental bridge appointment.
Bridges can be made from metal, or ceramic and are chosen based on the aesthetic and functional demand. There are four main dental bridge types: traditional fixed bridge, cantilever bridge, resin-bonded bridge, and an implant-supported bridge. Contact our office to learn more about the different types of bridges and to find out which bridge may be best for your needs.
A traditional fixed bridge is the most common type of dental bridge. This type of bridge features two or more crowns with a filler tooth or teeth that are all connected to one another. The crowns used keep the bridge in place. These bridges can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or a ceramin material.
With a cantilever bridge, the pontic (a false tooth or multiple false teeth that fill in the gap and attach to the dental crowns) connects to only one abutment (an anchoring or supporting tooth) tooth. This may be an option for people who have healthy teeth located on only one side of the gap that is missing the tooth.
Also referred to as a Maryland dental bridge, a resin-bonded bridge may be used for patients that have missing front teeth. This type of bridge is made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramic teeth that are supported by a framework. There are wings located on each side of the dental bridge serve to bond the addition to your surrounding, existing teeth.
An implant-supported bridge or implant-supported dental bridge, is similar to a traditional fixed bridge. Instead of being cemented in place to the surrounding teeth (as with a traditional fixed bridge), with an implant-supported bridge, the bridge is held into place by dental implants. For more information, please contact our office.
A tooth bridge can be useful for patients with a missing tooth or for patients who are missing multiple teeth. Among the most common causes of missing teeth are tooth decay, gum disease, and damage or injury to one or more teeth, among other common oral conditions. In some cases, patients may have been born with missing teeth due to a congenital or genetic condition. To receive a dental bridge, a patient must have healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. Each individual tooth with the other teeth in your mouth.
If one of your teeth is missing, then the nearby teeth might move into the empty space. The teeth in the opposite side of your jaw can likewise move in an attempt to fill the space. This can result in bite problems, difficulties with chewling, oral pain due to extra stress on the teeth and jaw, and feelings of self-consciousness about one’s general appearance or the look of their smile to others.
A traditional dental bridge features abutment teeth and pontics. With regard to abutment teeth, our dentist places two crowns on the teeth located on either side of the gap that is missing the tooth. Abutment teeth are anchoring teeth, or supporting teeth, which can either be a patient’s natural teeth or dental implants. Pontics refers to a false tooth or multiple false teeth that fill in the gap missing the natural tooth and attaches to the dental crowns.
Depending on the type of bridge you received, your gap may be filled in multiple different ways using a variety of techniques. In any case, when you come to Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry for your crown, you are sure to achieve a beautiful smile that you love. Contact us today!
A dental bridge is commonly used to take the place of a single, missing tooth. However, it can also be used to replace two, three, four, or even more missing teeth. The greater the number of missing teeth, the greater number of dental crowns may be required in order to support the bridge.
Additionally, the greater the number of teeth on the bridge, the less stable the bridge might be. Thus, if a patient is missing a significant number of teeth, another restorative oral treatment plan may be recommended, or a combination of dental bridges and other types of restorative dentistry. Contact Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry for more information.
Bridges can be a great solution to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile. They are a common solution for missing teeth and they have been used for many years by dentists to restore smiles containing gaps or missing teeth. During your first visit with our Gainesville dentists, we prepare the abutment teeth that are located on either side of the space or gap and take an impression of the mouth and/or a digital scan of your teeth. Our dental laboratory uses the mold or scan as a model to create your bridge, as well as any required false teeth and crowns.
We may prepare the teeth by removing parts of the tooth’s enamel and dentin, in order to make enough room for the crown. You may be fitted for a temporary bridge until the laboratory creates your permanent bridge. During your the second visit, our team will remove the temporary bridge and ensure that the custom-made bridge fits well in your mouth. If no adjustments are needed, then the bridge is permanently fitted and placed into your mouth. If any adjustments are required, we will make them in order to ensure the permanent bridge fits you comfortably.
Dental bridges can offer a number of benefits to patients seeking to restore their smile with a trusted, professional solution. A dental bridge may offer the following benefits.
If you care for your dental bridge properly, then your bridge may last for many years without developing complications or issues. If the surrounding teeth decay or if the cement used during the procedure deteriorates, however, the bridge can fail and require replacement or alternative interventions by your dentist. If the bridge becomes loose and your supporting teeth are still healthy and intact, then your dentist might be able to reattach the bridge with new cement.
When taken care of properly, dental bridges can last a minimum of 5–7 years, or so. With great oral hygiene and regular, professional dental cleanings, and check ups, your bridge can last for more than a decade! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Once you receive your dental bridge, our dental team will provide you with instructions detailing how to properly care for your dental bridge. The success of your dental bridge largely depends on the health, strength, and longevity of your remaining teeth.
With dental bridges, it is especially vital to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can both lead to the loss of one or more teeth. For proper tooth and gum hygiene and care, you should comply with the following. Watch this video about caring for a traditional dental bridge and contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
During the first visit, we prepare the teeth that are located on either side of the space and take an impression. You may be fitted for a temporary bridge until the laboratory creates your permanent bridge. On the second visit, we ensure that the bridge fits well in the mouth, and if no adjustments are needed, the bridge is permanently cemented on.
Bridges can be a great solution to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile.